“On an x-ray, the spine of a person with scoliosis looks like an “S” or “C” instead of a straight line. Providers use a special measurement tool to measure the angle of the curve, called a Cobb angle. A slight curve may be normal. Scoliosis is diagnosed when the Cobb angle is 10 degrees or greater.

Scoliosis usually isn’t life-threatening or painful, and those who have it can live normal and active lives. While there are no known ways to prevent the development of scoliosis, early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent the condition from getting worse.”.

Gillette Children’s (https://www.gillettechildrens.org/conditions-care/scoliosis-idiopathic-neuromuscular-and-congenital/what-is-scoliosis)

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